Bailieborough News. December 4th 2014. Matthew J. Cullen.
On Sunday afternoon last in pleasant, mild conditions Santa arrived in the town’s Fire Brigade to switch on the town’s new modern Christmas Lights. There was a huge crowd present and they were entertained before the switch on, by the Bailieborough School of Music Orchestra, the Community Choir, Hard Times Chorus and an amalgamated choir from St. Anne’s N.S, The Model N.S. and St. Felim’s, The Vale N.S. John Ed Sheanon was compere for the afternoon and he kept things running smoothly. A seasonal highlight was a rendering by Bert Coote of a poem for the occasion written specially for it, by well-known veteran poet Kevin Connell. Santa took a well-deserved time-out and after the traditional count down, he turned on the new 2014 Christmas Lights, to a rapturous round of applause. Well done to the Bailieborough Business Association for organising a great event, for providing the new Christmas Lights and special thanks goes to all who helped out on the day.
Red Cross Annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party
The Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Social organised by the Red Cross will be held in the Bailie Hotel, on Wednesday 3rd December at 6.30pm. Tickets €10, issued via usual channels. Newly retired or those new to the Bailieborough area are very welcome. Please confirm intention to attend with ticket issuer or by phoning 087 2346526 or 086 2308570 as places are limited.
Thank you to everyone who came along to support our Quiz Night. We would also like to acknowledge the generous individual donations received and thank all the prize winners for donating their prizes. Thanks also to the Bailie Hotel for hosting our event and assisting us throughout.
Good luck and best wishes are extended to Eastern Gaels (Bailieborough/Knockbride) Minor Ladies Football team who play in the Ulster Ladies Minor Semi-Final on Sunday next in Moville, Co. Donegal at 2.00pm. All support welcome.
Bailieborough Community Alert
To mark the completion of the new footpath to the Castle Lake there is an organised walk on Friday 5th December at 1.30pm starting at the Church car park on Chapel road. This walk is an opportunity to acknowledge the generosity of sponsors, the work of Cavan County Council and the support of the general public to the project. Come along and recall the lyrics “These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do ……..Are you ready boots? Start walkin’! For further details contact Niamh Smyth or Adrian Cahill.
Bailieborough Athletic Club
Bailieborough AC hosted the final round of the Winter league on Sunday last. The senior races took place around Lear and juvenile races at St Anne’s Park. There were impressive performances from Killian Heerey and Luke O’Sullivan and the boys U10 team. Well done also to Killian Heerey, Ciaran Cosgrove, Dessie Duffy and Philip Smith on helping Cavan to 2nd place in the National Inter Counties Cross Country last week and to Ciaran Cosgrove and Paul Cooney on their performances in the Half Marathon in Clontarf.
Our Annual Christmas Fun Run will take place on St Stephen’s Day 2014 at 12 noon from the Market Square, Bailieborough. All support is greatly appreciated. A reminder that Senior Athletics Training takes place on the track in St Annes GAA Park,
every Monday and Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. Juvenile training takes place every Thursday at 7.30pm. New athletes always welcome.
Christmas Mass times in the Parish of Killann
Christmas Mass times in the Parish of Killann have been slightly changed from last year and are as follows:
Bailieborough: Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th: Mass at 6.00pm and 12 midnight. Mass on Christmas Day at 11.00am.
Killann: Mass on Christmas Eve at 8.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day at 10.00am.
Shercock: Mass on Christmas Eve at 10.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day at 11.30am.
The Baptism Dates in St. Anne’s Church for December are Sunday, December 7th and 21st.
Bailieborough Community Choir: Bailieborough Community Choir under the leadership of Thomas Hanley are holding a ‘Christmas Carol Service’ on Sunday, December 14th at 8.30 in Trinity Hall Bailieborough. We will be announcing the winner of the 6th class National School poetry competition and presentation of prizes will be held. Voluntary donation at door. Please support.
Vigil Mass time change in the New Year
The Parish Pastoral Council has decided to change the time of the Saturday evening Vigil Mass in Bailieborough to 7.00pm—instead of 7.30pm—in the New Year. The change will come into effect on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015. This will bring the Parish into line with the diocesan regulation that there must be at least one and a half hours between the starting times of weekend Masses in each Parish. Currently it is very difficult for one Priest to cover the 7.30pm Mass in Bailieborough and be on time for the 8.30pm Mass in Killann.
Bailieborough Craft Club—Craft Fair
The Bailieborough Craft Club are holding a Craft Fair on Saturday, December 6th in the Library from 10.30am to 3.00pm. Lots of lovely handmade crafts and food for sale. Ideal Christmas gifts for all the family. A donation will be made to Pieta House.
St. Vincent DePaul Society
You can support your local St. Vincent DePaul Society by buying their Christmas Cards on sale now in Vincent’s Shop, Anne Street–€5 for ten cards. Your continuous support is much appreciated.
Fun Run/ Walk/ Stroll
Knockbride Macra na Feirme are organising a Charity 5km Fun Run/Walk/ Stroll on Sunday 7th December. Registration from 1:30pm, event starting at 2pm. Proceeds in aid of Debra Drury Fund. Donations on the day. Wear your Christmas hat or Jumper.
Registration and starting point from The Bridge Tavern, Canningstown (on R191 10km from Bailieborough, 12.5km from Cootehill)
Bailieborough Church of Ireland Annual Sale
Saturday, 6th December in the Church Hall, doors open at 2pm. Lots of bargains. Everyone welcome, please come along and bring your friends.
Junior Book Club
Junior Book Club (ages 10-12) meeting in Bailieborough Library at 4pm on Friday next, 5th December. New members welcome!
Bailieborough Apostolic Society
Bailieborough Apostolic Society wish to thank everyone who subscribed to their recent appeal for the Missions.
THE 14th Annual CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR takes place in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre @ the Wesleyan Chapel on SUNDAY next, 7TH DECEMBER from 10am – 6pm. Spaces are limited so those wishing to have a stall should book now to avoid disappointment. To book your stall please contact Niamh on 087 998 22 22.
The Monthly Holy Hour
The monthly ‘Holy Hour’ hosted by ‘Direction for Our Times’ will take place in St. Anne’s Church, on Thursday, December 4th at 8.00pm. This will be followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 9.00pm. All are welcome.
St. Josephs’ Young Priest Society
The St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society will meet on Wednesday, December 3rd in the Prayer Room of St. Annes at 8.00pm, to pray for vocations. New members are always welcome. Funds are needed for the education of men studying for the Priesthood at home and abroad. For that reason, donations are most gratefully accepted to help on the road to Priesthood. Donations may be given to Micheal McKenna or Bernadette Hopkins.
Bailieborough Credit Union Schools Scholarships 2014
Education is the lightest load you can carry they say, and in these trying economic times, Bailieborough Credit Union is making a contribution to the labour force of tomorrow. The Credit Union has announced details of this year’s scholarship award. Similarly to last year, they are awarding three scholarships, each for €1,000, to students who completed the Leaving Certificate in 2014 and who have progressed into third level education this year. To qualify, students need to be a member of the Bailieborough Credit Union. Closing date is Friday next, 5th December, 2014. For more details contact Bailieborough Credit Union at 042-9666009 or download an application form from bbcu.ie
Ballet, Hip Hop, Speech & Drama and Guitar classes continue in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre. For more information or to enrol your child please call Niamh on 0879982222 or 042 96 666 66.
Tuesday, 18/11/14: First: Marie McNicholas and Maresa Liggan. Second: Tony Carolan and Jimmy Stafford. Best Gross: Kathy O’Sullivan and Vera Kelly. Third: Bernard Liddy and John McGahan.
Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.
Walk Jog Or Run…. Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre!
Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.
‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.
Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.
Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome. Free admission.
Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.
Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.
Birdwatch Ireland’s Garden Bird Survey, has started on December 1st – it’s easy and fun to do. Plenty of birds to count in the gardens of Co. Cavan, so why not give the survey a go! Details on the survey and lots of information on feeding garden birds can be found on the Birdwatch Ireland website.
Our next outdoor event will be in early January to the lakes of West Cavan. More information on this event will follow closer to the date.
Indoor Camogie takes place every Thursday evening in the Sports Hall at the Community School. Under 9’s from 6pm to 7pm, Under 13’s from 7pm to 8.00pm. All equipment supplied. €2 for hire of the hall.
Indoor Bowls continue in the Community Centre, on Wednesday nights at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.
East Cavan Gaels: Club News 1st December 2014: Under 8/10;
The lads headed to the new astro facility at the Phoenix Centre in Carrick on Saturday last to play our good friends from Carrick Emmets in the first of our winter blitzes. Some of our newly registered players got to play in their very first blitz and performed very well. More blitzes to come for these groups throughout the winter.
Training times and venues; Under 12/14/16; Training has now finished for 2014. The boys will return toward the end of January.
Under 8/10; Kingscourt Community Centre every Tuesday 5.30-6.45 for all U8/10. €2 each. Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall every Friday. Under 8 from 6-7 and Under 10 from 7-8pm. €2 each.
€30 for 30 days membership, pool or gym membership still available.
November membership special – join Pool and Gym for 2 months only €80.00.
Christmas Day Swim, This will be will the 21st year of the Swim. Be part of this event! Make sure you get your Sponsorship card at the Leisure Centre. All proceeds go towards the Leisure Centre Extension Fund.
Check us out on www.bailieboroughleisurecentre.com or find us on Facebook for regular updates.
Citizens Information Service
Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.
Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.
Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd
The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.
The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
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